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Titanic: Band of Courage
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Titanic: Band of CourageCOMBO, CD + DVD + BOOK

  • CD, Titanic: Band of Courage
  • DVD, Titanic: Band of Courage
  • BOOK, The Band that Played On
$150

BOOK, THE BAND THAT PLAYED ON
Not offered individually; offered only in combo pledge level

The movies, the documentaries, the museum exhibits often tell the same story about the “unsinkable” Titanic – her wealthy passengers, the families torn apart, and the terrible end. But never before has “that glorious band” – the group of 8 musicians who played on as the Titanic slipped deeper and deeper into the Atlantic Ocean – been explored in such depth.

Steve Turner, a music journalist, conducted extensive research – including interviews with living relatives of the band members – to reveal a fascinating story, examining the lives of the 8 musicians, what brought them together, and their final hours of heroism.

  • Paperback, 272 pages; published by Thomas Nelson, March 2011

DVD, TITANIC: BAND OF COURAGE
The truth of the Titanic exceeds any screenwriter’s imagination, and no tale is more deserving to be told than that of the ship’s bandsmen – the 8 men who stayed and played knowing their fate was sealed. Titanic – Band of Courage tells the harrowing, heroic and heartbreaking journey of the 8 musicians who had never played together before the Titanic sailed, but who were bonded forever after their final fateful performance.

Featuring 18 new recordings, many taken from the officially issued White Star Songbook, the program tells the story of the courageous band through the music they would have played that night, along with archival photos, and interviews with experts on the sinking of the great ship, the era and its music. The songs are from the White Star Songbook that was provided to the musicians and first and second-class passengers. Each composition was recorded in the style, arrangement and instrumentation as it was heard on the Titanic – many of the songs from the last night.

CD, TITANIC: BAND OF COURAGE
Here are full performances of 18 songs, from the officially issued White Star Songbook, as they were played and heard on the Titanic. The songbook was provided to the musicians and first and second-class passengers and reflected the music of the day, with its blend of overtures, waltzes, popular / ragtime tunes and hymns. Each composition was recorded in the style, arrangement and instrumentation as it was heard on the Titanic – many of the songs from the last night.

Also included are liner notes and bios on the band members.

CD & DVD Songs:

  1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  2. Ave Maria
  3. Elite Syncopation
  4. Eternal Father Strong To Save
  5. Frankie & Johnny
  6. Humoresque (Dvorak)
  7. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  8. Londonderry Air
  9. Madama Butterfly
  10. Maple Leaf Rag
  11. The Merry Widow
  12. Nearer My God To Thee (tune of “Bethany” hymn)
  13. Nearer My God To Thee (tune of “Propior Deo” hymn)
  14. Oh You Beautiful Doll
  15. Pleasant Moments
  16. Song D’Automne
  17. (Tale of Hoffman) TheBarcarolle
  18. Waiting For The Robert E. Lee

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Titanic: Band of CourageDVD, TITANIC: BAND OF COURAGE

The truth of the Titanic exceeds any screenwriter’s imagination, and no tale is more deserving to be told than that of the ship’s bandsmen – the 8 men who stayed and played knowing their fate was sealed. Titanic – Band of Courage tells the harrowing, heroic and heartbreaking journey of the 8 musicians who had never played together before the Titanic sailed, but who were bonded forever after their final fateful performance.

Featuring 18 new recordings, many taken from the officially issued White Star Songbook, the program tells the story of the courageous band through the music they would have played that night, along with archival photos, and interviews with experts on the sinking of the great ship, the era and its music. The songs are from the White Star Songbook that was provided to the musicians and first and second-class passengers. Each composition was recorded in the style, arrangement and instrumentation as it was heard on the Titanic – many of the songs from the last night.

$96

Here are the songs:

  1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  2. Ave Maria
  3. Elite Syncopation
  4. Eternal Father Strong To Save
  5. Frankie & Johnny
  6. Humoresque (Dvorak)
  7. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  8. Londonderry Air
  9. Madama Butterfly
  10. Maple Leaf Rag
  11. The Merry Widow
  12. Nearer My God To Thee (tune of “Bethany” hymn)
  13. Nearer My God To Thee (tune of “Propior Deo” hymn)
  14. Oh You Beautiful Doll
  15. Pleasant Moments
  16. Song D’Automne
  17. (Tale of Hoffman) TheBarcarolle
  18. Waiting For The Robert E. Lee

Extra Material: Band performance; commentary from Charles Haas on his dive to the Titanic, including additional footage from the wreck site; the backstory of the recovery and sale of Wallace Hartley’s violin; commentary from other experts featured in the program.

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes program, with 30 minutes of additional content

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Titanic: Band of CourageCD, TITANIC: BAND OF COURAGE

Here are full performances of 18 songs, from the officially issued White Star Songbook, as they were played and heard on the Titanic. The songbook was provided to the musicians and first and second-class passengers and reflected the music of the day, with its blend of overtures, waltzes, popular / ragtime tunes and hymns. Each composition was recorded in the style, arrangement and instrumentation as it was heard on the Titanic – many of the songs from the last night.

Also included are liner notes and bios on the band members.

$60

Track List:

  1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  2. Ave Maria
  3. Elite Syncopation
  4. Eternal Father Strong To Save
  5. Frankie & Johnny
  6. Humoresque (Dvorak)
  7. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  8. Londonderry Air
  9. Madama Butterfly
  10. Maple Leaf Rag
  11. The Merry Widow
  12. Nearer My God To Thee (tune of “Bethany” hymn)
  13. Nearer My God To Thee (tune of “Propior Deo” hymn)
  14. Oh You Beautiful Doll
  15. Pleasant Moments
  16. Song D’Automne
  17. (Tale of Hoffman) TheBarcarolle
  18. Waiting For The Robert E. Lee

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00.